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upon oath, or if of the people called Quakers, on affirmation, concerning the same ; a brief minute of which examination, and the names of the pers fons so examined, they shall enter into their minute-book of proceedings.
XLVIII. And be ii further enaĉied by the authority aforefi.id, That the treasurer shall pay the expence of printing the said bills, and the incidental expences which may arise in or about the same ; and to each of the same persons authorised to sign the bills to be emitted by virtue of this act, at the rate of two shillings for every hundred of the laid bills they may have refpectively figned, according to such accounts thereof as they shall respectively produce, audited by the auditor of this Itate.
XLIX. And be i fırther enucled 'y the authority aforefuid, That the ligners of the said bills, or any three of them, shall meet at the treasury of this itate, on the firit Monday in November, which will be in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, and annually on every firit Monday in November, and the treasurer of this state shall, when the said figners are so met as aforesaid, deliver unto them all such of the said biils of credit as shall then have come into his hands, as treasurer of this state, from any of the said loan-officers, for principal and intereit, together with a li:t of the several denominations of the said bills; and having examined and compared the faid bills with such list, frall destroy the said bills
, and shall certify that they have destroyed the bills mentioned and designated on such lift; which list, so certified, shall be delivered to the said treasurer, and a copy thereof, so figned, shall be kept by the said signers, or one of thein, to be by him or them delivered to the legillature, when thereunto required.
L. And be it further engated by the authority aforcfaid, Treasurer having That whenever the fäid treasurer lhall have received from gold or filver and the laid loan-officers, a fum equal to one hundred and fifty Eldsnete creditthousand pounds in gold or silver, rartly in gold and silver, are orcirculation for and partly in the bills of credit aforesaid; it shall and may be gold or
lawful to and for the faid treafurer, and he is hereby required to exchange such of the faid bills as may be then in circulation, for ihe gold or filver so received, at the nominal value expressed on such bills as may, by any person, be tendered to him for exchange; and the said treasurer is hereby required, as soon as he shall have received to the said amount, in manner aforesaid, to give public notice thereof, by advertisement to be published in three of the news-papers printed in this itate, and shall require all persons having any of the laid bills of credit in pofseflion, within fixiy days from the date of such advertisement, to bring the same into the treasury, and to receive gold or silver therefor; and if any such bills should not be brought in, those remaining in circulation shall not be so exchanged, but shall be received in all payments
into the treasury of this state.
LI. And be il fiurther enailed by the airthority aforesaid, Treafurer to pro. That the treasurer of this state be, and he is hereby autliorwith checks and de- ised and required to procure, at the expence of the people vice to Prevent coun
of this state, a competent number of blank certificates,
with such checks and devices as he may deem proper, to guard against counterfeits, and with a margin, or counterpart, fufficiently large to contain a memorandum of the annual payment of interest which may be made thereon ; the blanks of which certificates so to be procured, snall be filled up as to the numbers, fums, date, day, and year of palling this act, and be delivered as herein after directed; and the faid blank" certificates Daali Leverally contain the words following, viz.
HE people of the state of New-York, have received
the sum of
to be paid to the faid or bearer, on or before the firft day of January, which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand feven hundred and ninety, with interest from the
one thousand seven hundred and e'ghty-five, at the rate of per centum per annum, to be paid annually at the treasury, according to a law of this state, pafled on the
LII. And it be further enucled by the authorily aforesaid, Treafiretto receive That the said treasurer be, and he is hereby authorised and wan, and z ve certio required to receive on loan, in behalf of the people of this ficates in lieu thereof. ftate, such public securities as are herein afier described, and to issue and deliver, in lieu thereof, to any person or persons who shall, before the first day of May, which will be in the year of our Lord one thoufand even hundred and eighty-leven, make such loan or loans, a certificate or certificates, at the election of the lender, in the forın herein before prescribed, to the amount or value of the sum or sums due as principal money, on the security and securities which he shall so receive on loan, and shall en. dorte on each certificate by him delivered, the amount of intereft due to the first day of January, one thousand feven hundred and eighty-five, and subscribe his name thereto. Provided always, That no more than one certificate shall be issued by the said treasurer, for a sum less than twenty pounds, received from any one person,
LIII. Ad be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That each certificate to be delivered by virtue of this act, shall be numbered, beginning with number one, and so on in arithmetic progreslion, to the last that Thall be delivered, inclufive; and the blanks of the certificates Mall be filled as follows, viz. The first and third with the name of the person making the loan ; the second, with the amount of principal money of the security or fecurities loaned; the fourth, with the word firft; tlie fifth with January; and the fixth, with a rate of interest equal to the interest expreffud in the certificates received on loan; and the day, month and year in which this act pared, shall be printed in the certificates, and each certificate, before the fame is delivered, shall be signed by the faid treasurer, with his name and file of ostice.
LIV. And be it further enaĉied by the authority afirefid, That the faid treasurer Mall be, and he is hereby authorised and required to receive the following public securities on loan, in manner aforesaid, viz.
Loan-office certificates illued by the continental comn:... What kind of public fioner of loans in this Nate, for monies lent to the United ceived on loan. States, at the nominal value expressed therein, if issued on or before the first day of feptember, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven,
Loan-office certificates issued by the continental commissioner of Loans in this state, for monies loaned to the United States, since the faid first day of September, reduced to specie value by the scale of depreciation, established by the United States in congress allembled, on the twenty-eighth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-one.
Certificates issued or to be iflued by the continental commissioner of ac. counts within this fate, for services performed or articles delivered by the inhabitants of this ftate, for the use of the United States, commonly called Barber's notes.
fecurities to be re
Certificates issued by the treasurer of this state, for monies borrowed for the use of this state, and directed to be paid by an act, entitled, (a) An act (a) 3d teff. ch. 31. to provide for the payment of certain contingent exepences
of this state, passed the 25th October, 1779, reduced to
specie value by the continental scale of depreciation. Certificates issued by the agent of this state, in pursuance of an act, entitled, (b) 3d 1. ch. 69. (6) An act to procure supplies for the use of the army, and
to prevent a monopoly of cattle within this state, and more effettually to prevent supplies of cattle to the enemy, pafled the 24th of June, 1780.
Certificates issued by the treasurer of this state, in pursuance of an act, enti(s) 3d feff. ch. 73. tled, (c) An act to provide for the payment of certain no
nies taken on loan by this state, passed the 30th day of June, 1780, at the rate of one dollar in filver, for every forty of the nominal dollars specified in such certificates.
Warrants, with receipts there on endorsed, given by virtue of the act, enti(d) 3d tell. ch. 73. tled (d) An act to complete the continental battalions raised
under the direction of this state, passed the first day of July, 1780, at the rate of one dollar in filver, for every bushel of wheat fpecified in such warrants.
Certificates granted for horses purchased by this state, for the use of the armies of the United States, in the year 1780.
Accounts liquidated and certified, or certificates granted by the late auditor-general of this state, or the auditor of this state for the time being, reduced to specie value, if not already fo reduced, by the continental icale of depreciation.
Certificates issued by the auditors appointed in pursuance of the act, entitied, (e) 4th fest. ci. 7. (e) An act to liquidate and settle the accounts of the troops
of this state in the service of the United States, palled the gth
day of October, 1780. Certificates given, or which may be given by virtue of the act, entitled, (Oyth left:en. 19. f) An act to empower the auditors appointed to liquidate
and settle the accounts of the troops of this state in the fervice of the United States, to grant certificates to the troops of this state in the service of the United States, for their pay accrued for the time therein men, tioned, palled the 6th day of April, 1784.
Certificates iflued or to be issued by virtue of an act, eniti(1) 7th Flf.ch. 45. tled (g) An act for the settlement of the pay of the levies and militia, for their services in the late war, and for other purposes therein mentioned, passed the 27th day of April, 178.4.
And all other certificates ifsued by the treasurer of this state, for monies due by the people of this state, to any person or persons whomsoever.
LV. And be it further enaled by the authorily aforelaid, Treafroduity on That it mall and may be lawful to and for the said treasurer, givil, certificates.
and he is hereby authorised and required, iminediately afier completing any certificate or certificates, and having signed and endorsed the fame as lierein directed, to pay to the holder thereot, tlie one fifth part of the in:ereit endorsed thereon, as aforelaid, in the said bills emitred by virtue of this act, and remaining in the treasury ; and for the residue of the said interest in en dorfed as aforelaid, to give unto such holder a certificate in the for following, to wit:
NUMBER Form of certificate to be given for the THE people of the state
of New-York are indebted to Intercft.
for interest to be paid to the faid
or bearer, on or before the first day of May, which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-leven, according to an act, entitled, An act for emitting the sum of two hundred thousand pounds in bills of credit, for the purposes therein mentioned.
Which certificate, so to be given for intereft, shall be Certificates given numbertd win the same number as the certificate given for the faine number as the principal ium on which such intereit is due; and the those für princ pal.
blanks in the body of each artificate fo to be given for intereft, shall be filled up as follows; the first and third with the name of the pe fun to whom such interest is due, and the second with the sum so due to juca person for interett as aforesaid ; and each certificate fo given for interest, Ihall, before the same is delivered, be signed by the treasurer, with his name and file of ofhce; and the faid treaturer having fu paid a part of the interest in the laid bills of credit, and given such certificate as aforesaid for the refidue of the interest, Mall endorse on the certificate by him given for the principal money of the security or fecurities io loaned, interelt paid to the firit day of January, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, and subscribe such endorseinent with his name and file of office.
LVI. And be it fur her enaied by the authority aforesaid, That the said treasurer shall make regular entries in a book or books to be kept for the purpose of the certificates for securities loaned, as aforesaid, which he shall issue by virtue of this act; and which book or entries shall contain in convenient order, the number and date of such certificates, and the names of the persons to whom such certificates shall be issued, the principal fum, the intereft paid thereon, the day to which it was paid, and the annual interest to arile thereon; and also a like entry of each and every security he shall receive on loan as aforesaid, reducing in all cases the nominal fum to fpecie value, as herein before directed.
LVII. And to the end that the credit of the bills to be emitted by virtue of this act, may be most effectually established; be it enaĉied by the authority
aforesaid, That gold and silver, and the bills of credit to be the bills einitted by emited by virtue of this act, shall be received by the col: tines act to be received lector, for duties arising on goods, wares and merchandize,
which shall be imported into this state after the palling of this act, and in the treasury of this state in payment arising from the duty on goods sold by public vendue, by virtue of the act, entitled, t;d felli.ch. 4. * An act for the regulation of sales by public auction,
LVIII. did he it , urdher erraced by the authority aforesaid, Gold and silver, and That gold and silver, and the bills of credit emitted in purceived by loan-off- suance of this act, and no other species of monies or bills
shall be received by the loan-officers, in diicharge of the principal and intereft due on fuch mortgages.
LIX. And be it furiher enced by the auihuri'y afirefwid, Sune power given That all the power and authority by this act given to, and cil of New-York, as to duties required to be done by the judges and lupervisors of vilons of the other the several counties of this ííate, shall be velled in, and ex
ercised by the mayor, aldermen and commonilty of the city of New York, in common council converted, who fall b Mject to
Gold and silver, and
Ike forfeitures, fo far forth as the matters and things in this act contained re: late to the said city and county of New-York; and that the word, county, in this act mentioned, shall be conitrued to comprehend the said city and county of New-York.
LX. And be it further engeld ly the authority aforcsaid, In what cales bills That the bills of credit to be emitied by virtue of this act, of credit to be a legal tender.
shall be a legal tender in all cases where any suit is or shall be brought or commenced for any debt or damages, and the costs of suit, in any stage of the proceedings thereof. Provided always, That nothing in this act Thall extend to contravene any treaty between the United States of America, and any foreign state or power.
LXI. And be il further enažied by the authority aforesaid, That one of the loan-officers of each respective county, shall be allowed, in addition to the salaries herein before mentioned, the sum of fix-pence for every mile such loan-officer shall be obliged to travel for the purpose of receiving the bills of credit, in and by this act directed to be delivered to the loan-officers, to be computed from the court-house of the county for which such loan-officer hall be appointed, to the city of New-York.
LXII. And be it further enacted by the authorily foresaid, Certificates iflued by That the certificates to be illued by the treasurer, by virtue be received in pay of this act, for securities taken on loan, and also the certifi
cates to be issued for part of the intereft due thereon, previhands.
ous to the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, shall be receivable at the treasury of the itate, in payments for confiscated eliates to be sold by the commillioners of forfeitures, and alla in payment for the walle and unappropriated lands of this flate.
nent for confiscated eltares and waste
CH A P. XLI. An ACT for regulating Trials of Pues, and for returning able and suficient
Passed 19th April, 1786. Eit enafled by the people of the fla/cof Neu-York, represented i: ferite and
aljembly, and it is hereby einged by ise cil!thority of the jume, Tliat all itlues joined, or hereafter to be joined, in the supreme court, or in any other court, and brought into the supreme court to be tried, and which are or may be triable by the country, shall be tried in the proper countics where the lands, tenements or hereditamenis in demand or question, shall be fruated, or the cause of action, suit, controversy, or orience shall arile, or be committed ; unless the supreme court, upon motion in behalf of the people of this state, if they be interested, or upon motion of any plaintiff, demandant, or avowant, or tenant, or defendant, shall think proper to order the trial to be at the bar of the said supreme court, which Hall only be done in cases of great difficulty, or which require great examination. But this clause shall not extend to any action merely transitory, nor prevent the faid fupreme court from ordering trials by foreign juries, in all cases where it shall be proper and neceffary.
II. And be it firthur cnafted by ihe authoriy aforefoid, Juftices of the fu. That the justices of the supreme court for the time being, Eins w hold circuit or some or one of them, thall, yearly, and every year for
ever hereafter, in the vacations, at least once in a year, and ofiener, if need be, hioid a court in each of the counties of